Faith can be a difficult thing. We can compound that difficulty when we attempt it in a vacuum. Faith is best expressed within the context of community. But how can faith and community meet us in our times of weakness? In our times of anger? Listen in as we explore how we can find wisdom even in the midst of our anger.
The book of James is a timely and no-nonsense book for the church today. Join us the next 5 weeks as we explore how God uses our active faith as an agent of wisdom in the world. We desperately need wisdom for the exercise of our faith, our ability to trust in God. When we're connected to wisdom we can faithfully respond to life's challenges and conflicts, bringing peace to those closest to us, while being a light for the world around us. Let's learn together how to pray for wisdom and practice it.
As the disciples of Jesus often show us, the parables often present more questions than answers. When it comes to the subject of forgiveness, this is absolutely the case. Who is forgiveness for? How can we find the strength to forgive? How do we know we're capable of it? Listen in as Jesus paints a picture of mercy and justice.
The scene is this: Different workers show up at different times, but they all receive the same daily wage. But wait, that isn't fair. It seems like a terrible business plan to pay people for a day's work when they clearly did not put the time in. What is Jesus really saying about the kingdom of God and why doesn't it seem fair?
The parables of Jesus have important literary themes that are echoed throughout of our society. Originally part of an oral tradition, the parables were used by Jesus to engage the listener in a reframing of their views of themselves, the world and God. In this series, we will study the parables and see how they can help us reframe our views and how we can help others see things differently.
The parables of Jesus have important literary themes that are echoed throughout of our society. Originally part of an oral tradition, the parables were used by Jesus to engage the listener in a reframing of their views of themselves, the world and God.
In this series, we will study the parables and see how they can help us reframe our views and how we can help others see things differently.
The pouring of the Spirit on flesh and blood in Acts was God's way of extending God's love and mission through people in a diverse community. One of the continuing signs that the Spirit is at work today is in the diversity of difference found in very few church spaces. A study by Lifeway Christian Resources shows that 86% of churches in America are monoethnic--meaning that only about 14% are diverse.
Listen in as we look to the scriptures to see how the power and the sign of the Spirit is evident when the church crosses over and builds bridges to God's Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
As the disciples saw Christ ascend surely they had mixed feelings. Times of uncertainty lay ahead for these followers of The Way. But sometimes absence can be a catalyst for our faith. Listen in us as we wrap up our series on Signs of the Resurrection and discuss what Christ's ascension does for the church.
Today we open up the mic and allow for some powerful testimonies of how God has met some of the folks in the congregation. We also look into the scripture and see how Jesus can help us recover from a place of disinheritance.